Feng Shui - Is your bed facing the right direction?
I've always been intrigued by Feng Shui, but i've never really paid much attention to it until recently. I've consistently wondered why I sometimes seem to sleep better in different rooms of the house than others, which is what led me to a fascinating article on Feng Shui.
According to Feng Shui, if you position your bed in a certain direction you will have various advantages. For example, you can place your bed either facing East, South East, West, North West or South West for best results.
West: When you face your bed west, you create the best conditions for a good night's sleep. West is contentment. However contentment can also bring with it laziness and low motivation, so starting a new career while your bed is facing this direction might not be the best idea. This is ideal for people who already have a good career going.
East: Placing the head of your bed in the East, represents creativity and the beginning or start of absolutely everything. The mind is percolating. If you are young, this is the perfect way to sleep. This brings out in any person feelings of ambition and growth and it easily promotes career expansion. Consequently, your mind is more active and will not be able to quiet itself as easily.
South East: This is for people who have trouble communicating as it promotes good communication, an enhanced creativity and a rather active life.
South West: If you are rather restless, facing your bed the South West direction will calm you down and make you feel at peace with all there is. You will also have a feeling of being more settled in your life and relationship.
What you should avoid instead is placing your sleeping quarters in bad positions for Feng Shui, such as North, North East and South.
North: North can increase various sleep disorders such as insomnia and make you rather lethargic in your life. This position is often called the 'death position'. If you are an older person, such as a senior citizen, this position might be good for you as it really promotes a calmness and tranquility that you can mostly benefit from.
North East: This can easily give nightmares to a person and make one feel at edge at all times. It brings out strong emotions.
South: South is really bad for sleep as the energy surrounding it is rather high. If you find yourself in many heated arguments in your relationship, one way to minimize those is to change the direction of your sleeping quarters.
Something else that is important when considering where to place the head of your bed, is to make sure it is not directly in front of the door to the room. The constant flow of energy through this doorway will not enable you to rest. AND, having your feet facing the door is known as the “coffin” position or the ultimate “rest in peace” position.
If it is necessary to face a closet, make sure the closet remains closed at night. Why? Remembering that everything has energy, your closet and its contents, no matter how organized it is, will jumble your mind.
So if you are not sleeping well, or you are getting into frequent arguments with your partner you may want to consider re-arranging your bedroom furniture! Let me know in the comments if you find any of this to be true. Currently, I have the head of my bed in the East which seems to be true that it sparks creativity. Although I also have my bed positioned in front of the doorway, which might be why I sometimes feel a little more restless.